The Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data & Information Service (ACADIS) manages data and is the gateway for all relevant Arctic physical, life, and social science data for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Division of Arctic Sciences (ARC) research community.
NSF proposals are now required to include a data management plan. For this reason, ACADIS has developed a Data Management Plan (DMP) Template (.docx) to help researchers meet NSF requirements, including those for metadata and documentation.
Principal Investigators (PIs) can count on ACADIS for support in the development of effective data management strategies. ACADIS also provides tools necessary for data reformatting and for metadata and data submission to the Gateway. Access and preservation of all NSF/ARC data are made possible through the ACADIS Gateway (aoncadis.org). The ACADIS Data Advisory Committee (ADAC) provides advice to data managers and delivers requests and recommendations on strategies to more effectively serve the Arctic and the larger science communities. ACADIS provides data management support to a diverse group of Arctic researchers and helps ensure the legacy of valuable data.
See the Templates, Guidelines, and Tools for NSF Investigators Providing Data to ACADIS, below. Contact ACADIS Support staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding our services.
Templates, Guidelines, and Tools for NSF Investigators Providing Data to ACADIS
Readme Template (.docx) will help you provide documentation with your data. Data submitted to ACADIS should be submitted with an attendant "readme" text or doc file. A readme file is a short and simple description of a data set. Following the template should save you time.
The readme file should provide enough information about the data so that other researchers in your field can use the data. It does not take the place of more fulsome documentation; documentation that those outside your field and in later years might need in order to use and understand your data. Such documentation can be provided later, however, a readme file should be submitted when a data set is first uploaded to ACADIS.
Data Management Plan Template (.docx) provides instructions and suggested text for using in your proposal to NSF. NSF requires that you include a DMP in proposals. Please send any comments or suggestions you have regarding these templates and guidelines to email@example.com.
The Arctic Data Explorer lets you search across multiple Arctic data catalogs to find the data you need.
Examples of Arctic Data Archived and Available:
- Sea ice (physical properties)
- Permafrost (temperatures and active layer depths)
- Oceanography (physical and chemical)
- Marine ecology
- Biodiversity and terrestrial ecology
- Chemistry (terrestrial, atmospheric)